Irises forum: How about the little ones?

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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Feb 11, 2019 10:04 PM CST
Barbara Smiling Thanks so much for the acorn!!!

Monty: Teagan blooms like crazy for me but all at once in at the beginning of April. I have never had it rebloom. But maybe someone else has.

Leslie: Well if it's any consolation, the color of your bloom in your photo is much richer Smiling

Rob:
Neagan Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Teri
Western WA (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Irises Foliage Fan Roses
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DiluteCalico
Feb 11, 2019 10:29 PM CST
I love seeing the photos of the little ones. Lovey dubby They look better taken by the gardeners than they do in the catalogs.
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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 11, 2019 10:34 PM CST
DiluteCalico said:I love seeing the photos of the little ones. Lovey dubby They look better taken by the gardeners than they do in the catalogs.


Don't get me started on the pictures in catalogs! Whistling

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Feb 11, 2019 10:35 PM CST
I watched The Walking Dead...and initially it is good, but then it becomes repetitive. Shrug!

Leslie - I figure the climates are similar, even though there is a pretty sizable gap from Winterberry to here..but, I figure if they get a lot of good reblooms, at least, from their own irises, so should I. Shrug!

2/7 varieties which were all reblooming capable from Winterberry sent up stalks in the late 2018 run, in October, on. I don't know how the Spoons manage their rebloomers and irises in general, but I feel pretty happy that two at least attempted to bloom. Kwik Kash, even though not from Winterberry, looks like it may be sending up a stalk, so perhaps my area is good for rebloomers, or the "chicken fertilizer" is already doing wonders. Hilarious!
The iris season has begun with Cat's Eye!
Name: Teri
Western WA (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Irises Foliage Fan Roses
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DiluteCalico
Feb 11, 2019 10:43 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:
Don't get me started on the pictures in catalogs! Whistling


I'm having difficulty putting together my current iris order(s) due to lack of gardeners photos. I learned a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, to never trust the photos in the catalogs. I agree

Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Feb 11, 2019 10:47 PM CST
I liked 'Going in Circles' which was new here last year. Don't have a photo.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Feb 11, 2019 10:51 PM CST
Lucy, I like Going in Circles too! It's going on my list.

let the mystery be
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Feb 11, 2019 10:52 PM CST
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Lemon Chill

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Reddy Set

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Sun Sprite - The last one was my first introduction--ever.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Feb 11, 2019 10:54 PM CST
Nothing like blowing your own horn. Obviously I am not a great photographer.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 12, 2019 12:06 AM CST
irisarian said:Thumb of 2019-02-12/irisarian/47a797
Lemon Chill

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Reddy Set

Thumb of 2019-02-12/irisarian/8b4a09

Sun Sprite - The last one was my first introduction--ever.


Lucy ~ I really like Sun Sprite! Lovey dubby

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises
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AndreaD
Feb 12, 2019 12:43 AM CST
DiluteCalico said:

I'm having difficulty putting together my current iris order(s) due to lack of gardeners photos. I learned a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, to never trust the photos in the catalogs. I agree



Some catalogs are better than others. I think Mid-America tries very hard to be accurate.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Feb 12, 2019 1:03 AM CST
Going in Circles: not a great picture
Edit: and it's sideways too
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Feb 12, 2019 1:11 AM CST
Oops posted twice.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Feb 12, 2019 1:13 AM CST
GreenIris said:Barbara Smiling Thanks so much for the acorn!!!

Elsa, you are very welcome.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2018
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dirtdorphins
Feb 12, 2019 9:44 AM CST
Lucy, I ordered your 'Reddy Set' last year--got a whole insta-clump of a rhizome, with no leaves. Once I planted it, though, it recovered nicely and grew a bunch of leaves Smiling
can't wait to see it bloom this spring Crossing Fingers!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Feb 12, 2019 10:31 AM CST
Lucy, your photos are fine!

...and please "blow your own horn"! You're an experienced hybridist ! I love knowing what you've done. Smiling
let the mystery be
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Feb 12, 2019 10:36 AM CST
Whoa, Lucy, I didn't know you had your own intros. That's cool!

I only have a few littles. Three SDBs. I had an MDB but Florence and Michael took 'er out.

Cat's Eye formed an insta-clump for me within weeks, but the other two have been slower, though sending increases. Anne Lowe, and Cara.


Hopefully, they'll all maiden bloom this season, but if they don't, I'm not surprised. Cat's Eye may, because of the large amount of increasing. It looks like nine fans!
The iris season has begun with Cat's Eye!
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Feb 12, 2019 10:57 AM CST
DiluteCalico said:

I'm having difficulty putting together my current iris order(s) due to lack of gardeners photos. I learned a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, to never trust the photos in the catalogs. I agree



If you cannot find an iris you are thinking of buying in the NGA database, you can also try http://wiki.irises.org/
Just click the type of iris you're looking for in the menu on the left and go from there.
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 12, 2019 11:01 AM CST
Monty ~ When I received Cat's Eye, it was a tiny rhizome. I really didn't know what to expect. It bloomed several times. It has grown even more after removing from the large pot, and planting it in the ground.

Sorry you lost Midnight. Remind me in July, and I'll send you some more.

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Feb 12, 2019 1:59 PM CST
Cat's Eye got here from you, and it went "poof" and turned into a large amoung of increases really quick.

I'll try and remind you, because I was looking forward to having an MDB. Rolling my eyes.
The iris season has begun with Cat's Eye!

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